Welcome to the latest edition of our Pension Disputes bulletin.

In this edition we examine:

  • the significance of the Axminster Carpets judgment when relying on discretionary forfeiture rules in GMP equalisation and other benefit correction exercises
  • the impact of the new pensions criminal offences and regulatory sanctions
  • the Pensions Ombudsman’s guidance on member communications
  • the proposed new statutory transfer conditions to help prevent pension scams, and
  • the risks associated with the proposed increase in the normal minimum pension age.

We also summarise significant Ombudsman determinations and the latest position in the RPI judicial review, as well as highlighting future cases and regulatory developments to look out for.

Contact us

If you have any queries about any of the cases or other developments covered in this bulletin speak to your usual HSF adviser or contact a member of our pension disputes team:

Samantha Brown
Samantha Brown
Head of Employment, Pensions and Incentives, London
+44 20 7466 2249
Paul Lewis
Paul Lewis
Partner, London
+44 20 7466 2138
Antonia Pegden
Antonia Pegden
Senior Associate, London
+44 20 7466 2530
Dan Saunders
Dan Saunders
Senior Associate, London
+44 20 7466 2036
Joseph Goddard
Joseph Goddard
Associate, London
+44 20 7466 2600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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